Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 67| Swift Updates for March 1, 2019

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 Vol. 2, Issue 67

Workers repair Swift station at southbound Airport Rd. and 100th St. SW

Crew repairs station at southbound Airport Rd. and 100th St. SW 

Station at Airport Rd. Repaired; Swift Green Line Launches March 24

Damage to 100th Street Swift Station

On the third weekend of December 2018, the Swift station at southbound Airport Rd. and 100th St SW sustained damages when a privately owned vehicle collided into the station.

The good news is this station, thanks to crews working extra hours, will be repaired and open for service in time for the launch of the Swift Green Line on March 24. 

This station is directly in front of Paine Field, where the new Everett passenger terminal is located. With service via Alaska Airlines scheduled to begin March 4 and United Airlines starting March 31, Swift Green Line will offer riders a direct connection to the entrance of Paine Field. From the entrance, it's a short walk along the south side of 100th St. (where there is a sidewalk) to the brand new terminal.

More information about the Swift Green Line is available at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftGreen.

Seaway Transit Center
Bus testing at Seaway Transit Center

Bus Traffic Flow Testing Continues and Construction Nearly Complete

Bus Testing

Bus traffic flow testing, previously scheduled for Feb. 8, was rescheduled due to inclement weather. On Feb. 22, bus traffic flow testing occurred, involving buses and shuttles representing Community Transit, regional partners and Boeing. Buses were in position at their assigned stops and various scenarios were tested to preview parking, passing and moving within Seaway Transit Center. The scenarios were designed to evaluate safety for riders, drivers and buses in preparation for the opening of the new transit center.


Construction was also put on hold due to inclement weather and is now back on track. Crews are working extra hours to complete projects, some of which are in the final stages, for the opening of Seaway Transit Center on March 24. 

Seaway Transit Center projects nearing completion include:

  • Installation of new (non-Swift) bus shelters.
  • Fabrication and installation of kiosks displaying bus information for riders.
  • Final cleaning of the building and site.

Information about the Seaway Transit Center is online at www.communitytransit.org/Seaway

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Station Construction Back on Track After Delays Due to Snow

Station Construction

February 3 -14, 2019 brought the largest snowfall event to Community Transit's service area in 10 years-- it also stopped contractors from completing projects, such as installing bus shelters and landscaping. Truck deliveries of shelter parts were also delayed due to dangerous driving conditions during the snow storm. 

With the recent change to warmer (snow-free) weather, construction has picked up and is moving right along. Community Transit is working above and beyond normal hours and days to complete Swift Green Line stations in time for service to begin on March 24. 

Swift Green Line projects nearing completion at several stations include:

  • Connection to electrical power.
  • Installation of sidewalk hand railings and site boundary railings.
  • Installation of ticket vending machines, ORCA readers and next bus signs.
  • Installation of windscreens, benches and trash cans.
  • Landscaping and final cleaning of stations.

Specific Station Construction Information

Small areas of sidewalk construction at Canyon Park Park & Ride and around southbound 208th St. are still being completed. On March 7, the signal at Bothell Everett Hwy. and southbound 208th St. will be intermittently shut down due to traffic signal upgrades.

Nighttime road striping at stations is scheduled for March 13 and will include single-lane closures adjacent to the following stations:

  • Southbound and eastbound 128th St. SE and 3rd Ave. SE
  • Southbound and eastbound Bothell Everett Hwy. and 180th St. SE

If you ride a local bus affected by stop closures or relocation, subscribing to Rider Alerts will notify you as soon as the stops are open. Subscribe for either email or text alerts (or both) at www.communitytransit.org/subscribe. To see the status of these stops without subscribing to an alert, visit bit.ly/GreenLineLocalStops.


The Swift Green Line project improved pedestrian safety and ease of use at several intersections along the corridor. All signal modifications are complete, with the exception of the traffic signal upgrades mentioned above.

Information about the Swift Green Line stations is online at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftStations.

Community Transit Live
Community Transit Live; Martin and June

Next LIVE Webcast: March 5

To watch the latest webcast and get answers to some of the questions asked during the live webcast, visit: https://www.communitytransit.org/ctlive.

Want to stay in the know? Join us on Tuesday, March 5 at noon.

Spend your lunch hour with Martin and guests while they spend 30 minutes giving you the latest Swift Green Line news and answer your Community Transit questions. They'll answer your questions in real time, too!

If you can’t attend the live webcast, submit questions ahead of time and view the recording later at https://www.communitytransit.org/CTLive.

The next noon webcasts are scheduled for:

  • March 5: An expanded 45-minute webcast covering the March Service Change and our proposed low-income fare instituted through the ORCA LIFT program.
  • March 19:  An expanded 45-minute webcast covering the March Service Change and upcoming Swift Green Line launch events.

View previous webcasts, provide feedback or submit questions at www.communitytransit.org/CTLive.

Swift Green Line Info